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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 16th, 2017

Forsyth

John Joseph Clarke, 79, Cumming
John Joseph Clarke, 79 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday August 16, 2017. He was born on January 17, 1938 in New York City, NY the son of Tommy and Virginia Markell Clarke ...
Donald William Stroefer, Jr., age 66 passed away at his home in Cumming, Georgia on August 16, 2017.  Toby, as he was affectionately known, was preceded in death by his parent ...

Habersham

Mary Robinson Foster, 79, Cornelia
Mary Robinson Foster, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at her residence. No formal services are planned at this time.   Arrangements are ...

Jackson

Billy Joe Waters, 77, Jefferson
Mr. Billy Joe Waters, age 77, of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Mr. Waters was born in Homer to the late Charles E. ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Kanaday Jr, 91, Dahlonega
Joseph Kanaday Jr. age 91 of Dahlonega passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 following an extended illness.  His twin daughters were by his sid ...
Marjorie Odom Rives, 86, Dahlonega
Mrs. Marjorie Odom Rives, age 86, of Atlanta and Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  Mrs. Rives was born in Hall County on April 14, 1931 to the late Robert ...

Other

Ruby Mae Williams, 75, Athens
RUBY MAE WILLIAMS, age 75, was called home to Glory on August 16, 2017. She was a beloved wife, mother, granny, sister, aunt, and woman of God. Ruby was born on August 14, 1942 to ...

White

Anna Francis Smith, 82, Cleveland
Ms. Anna Francis Smith, age, 82 passed away at The Oaks Scenic View on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  Ms. Smith was born on March 5, 1935 in Beaver Falls, PA to the late Grace L ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.